Verschlagwortet: Germany

Beruf und Berufung Transnational. Deutsche und polnische Akademikerinnen in der Zwischenkriegszeit

Von Iwona Dadej Gläserne Decke in der Wissenschaft? Fehlende Anerkennung der weiblichen wissenschaftlichen Leistung und ein erschwerter Zugang zu bestimmten Positionen im akademischen Betrieb? Vielseitige Förderprogramme für angehende Wissenschaftlerinnen, damit…

Knowledge in Transit: Global Encounters and Transformation in Magnus Hirschfeld’s Travelogue

In spite of all, in spite of all—the time will come when man will reach out his hand to his brother, all over the world. —Magnus Hirschfeld   Magnus Hirschfield (1868–1935) was a world-renowned pioneer in sexology.1 Years of his modern scientific knowledge production on sexology were monumentalized with the establishment of the Institute of … Continue reading Knowledge in Transit: Global Encounters and Transformation in Magnus Hirschfeld’s Travelogue

Knowledge in Transit: Global Encounters and Transformation in Magnus Hirschfeld’s Travelogue

Razak Khan looks at the role Islam and Muslims played for Hirschfeld in his 1933 travelogue, in which he described his encounters in Indonesia, India, and the Near East. According to Khan, „the tolerance and coexistence [Hirschfeld] encountered on his journey taught him how closely connected the issues of sexual and cultural diversity were. (2,400 words)

Women’s Citizenship Education and Voting as Knowledge Practices

What does citizenship entail? For many it is not just a passive right but rather comprises a more fragile set of practices, duties, and beliefs that need to be reworked and reaffirmed along the way. It might be useful to think of “citizenship” as a container for a wide variety of ascribed meanings in time. … Continue reading Women’s Citizenship Education and Voting as Knowledge Practices

“More Beautiful than Ever Before!” Neighborhood Rebuilding in Divided Germany as Political Propaganda during the Cold War

Part of the TRAFO series “Reconstructing Neighborhoods of War” By Paul Sigel Neighborhood Rebuilding in postwar Germany was not only confronted with the challenge of reconstruction of housing, infrastructure, industry…

Refuge and Refuse: Migrant Knowledge and Environmental Education in Germany

Joela Jacobs observes that “Migrant knowledge figures as a category of absence” in Europe. In Germany, one core issue is knowledge about recycling requirements and expectations. Efforts to teach it “betray an unreflective understanding of cultural identity”: knowing how to separate one’s trash serves as a marker of who belongs. (1,450 words)

Organizing Knowledge for a Modern Church: The Functional Order of Catholic Libraries in Wilhelmine Germany

In the early years of the twentieth century, Catholic libraries in Germany adopted modernized methods of organization to simplify their use: the arrangement of books by subject, alpha-numeric classifying systems, and card catalogs. The adoption may not seem like much, but in the structure and practice of Catholic knowledge the change was fundamental. How did … Continue reading Organizing Knowledge for a Modern Church: The Functional Order of Catholic Libraries in Wilhelmine Germany

State Knowledge in Central Europe after 1848

What do governments know? When and why have they generated knowledge about themselves, sovereign territories, the functioning of bureaucracies, legal systems, and the effectiveness of legislation? In other words, how have officials made that capacious concept we call the state legible? State knowledge took on heightened importance in Central Europe in the nineteenth century with … Continue reading State Knowledge in Central Europe after 1848

Kuhn and Lamprecht

T. S. Kuhn’s Structure of Scientific Revolutions has had a profound and enduring impact on the social history of knowledge. It has provided an analytical template not only for the history of the natural sciences but also for the history of many other f…

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